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4x Super Bowl Champion and Los Angeles Chargers Legend Found Dead

Written by TrevStone

Deaths are never a fun thing to have to cover but it’s something we have to do. And if you are a fan of the Los Angeles Chargers this death might hit you a little harder than the rest of us. The Chargers lost a legend recently.

Bobby Beathard, an exec who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor in 2018 has sadly died. He retired from the NFL in 2000. He played for a couple years but was mainly known for being an exec and a long time GM. Beathard died from Alzheimer’s disease at his home at the age of 86.

After serving as a scout for the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons he was director of player personnel for the Miami Dolphins from 1972 — when the team went undefeated — until 1977.

He was the GM of the then-Redskins from 1978-88, hiring coach Joe Gibbs, and drafting Hall of Famers Art Monk, Russ Grimm, and Darrell Green. 

Some people might know him as the guy who drafted draft bust Ryan Leaf.

His entire family has been very successful from this brother playing in the NFL, his kid being a country music song writer, another a football coach, and his grandkids? They’ve been very successful!

Beathard resided with his wife Christine in Franklin, Tennessee. Beathard’s younger brother, Pete Beathard, was a quarterback at USC, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Oilers.

One of Beathard’s sons, Casey Beathard, is a country music songwriter. His other son, Kurt Beathard, is a football coach, formerly the offensive coordinator for Illinois State.

His grandson, Jeffery “Bobo” Beathard, played four years at Appalachian State University as a wide receiver; while other grandsons, C. J. Beathard and Tucker Beathard, is a quarterback and a singer-songwriter respectively.

Another of Beathard’s grandsons, Clayton Beathard, was fatally stabbed in a bar fight in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2019.

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Trevor 'TrevStone' Uren founded Pro Sports Extra in 2011 at the age of 13. He's hosted a podcast since 14 years old and continues to grow each month! He's currently 24 years old and has interviewed hundreds of professional athletes, business owners, and others who are shining online! Uren has built Pro Sports Extra to over 5M monthly visitors.